Emilie Davis was a free black woman who worked as a seamstress in Philadelphia. She attended the Institute for Colored Youth and kept a diary from 1863 to 1865, the height of the Civil War, recording both everyday moments and significant events that would affect the future of the entire nation.
Alexia Hudson-Ward, Azariah Smith Root Director of the Oberlin College Libraries, will present this illustrated program. It offers a fascinating introduction to Davis, her diaries, and the impact of her words.
For more information, and to see the diary entries: https://libraries.psu.edu/about/collections/emilie-davis-diaries and https://davisdiaries.villanova.edu.
A program of the Oberlin Heritage Center.